avoiding the splits
OK, I've got an urban acre of woodland, mostly oak and elm. Out of this I get a good stock of firewood, just from the trimmings. Of course, living in central Texas, we don't have fires in the fireplace all that much, but still, it's nice.
Now I don't have a log splitter, and neither have the time or desire to mess around with axes, sledges, or wedges. Let's say I just have a chain saw.
So what's the easiest way to prep this trimmings for the fireplace? Yeah, I could just throw them in unsplit (done that), but they don't burn that strongly. Yeah, I could cut them in disks or short segments (done that), but that takes a lot of time. I could score the bark -- not that hard, but I'm not sure that would help a lot. Ideas?